CDC’s Interim Guidance for Zika Virus Testing

In their most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the CDC issued interim guidance for Zika Virus testing. From the report:

“On the basis of the newly available data, CDC recommends that Zika virus rRT-PCR be performed on urine collected <14 days after onset of symptoms in patients with suspected Zika virus disease. Zika virus rRT-PCR testing of urine should be performed in conjunction with serum testing if using specimens collected <7 days after symptom onset. A positive result in either specimen type provides evidence of Zika virus infection.”

 

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